Wesley So in Tata Steel Chess 2015 : Filipino Chess Champ plays for US Flag


 

Wesley So in Tata Steel Chess 2015

 

Wesley So in Tata Steel Chess 2015 – Wesley So joined the roster of chess top dogs in this prestigious chess tournament, but this time Wesley So played for US.

As we recall, it was October last year when Wesley So, one of Philippine’s youngest GM switched camp from National Chess Federation of the Philippines to the US Chess Federation.

Now Wesley So in Tata Steel Chess 2015 has made an impressive standing.

In round 2, Wesley So ended one of his games with a draw. But although a draw, a lot of chess fans considered this to be a victorious match. Why so? Because at the other side of the table was World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen of Norway, who after the game candidly commented “He (Wesley So) is a good player”.

Here is what Carlsen had to say on

Wesley So in Tata Steel Chess 2015

This was followed by another win in Round 3 by Wesley So in Tata Steel Chess 2015 when he defeated Levon Aronian of Armenia who was former #2 .This was the first victory for Wesley So in Tata Steel Chess 2015, which placed him as #1 American chess player according to Live Rating List, ousting Hikaru Nakamura.

Tata Steel Chess 2015 will run until January 25th. It’s still a long run for Wesley So in Tata Steel Chess 2015, but currently he appears to be in good a position. Here is the current standing of

Wesley So in Tata Steel Chess 2015 .

Wesley So in Tata Steel Chess 2015

And although he plays with a US flag on his side, it should not be a regretful sight for us Filipinos.  As the famous saying goes , “it’s no use crying over a spilled milk”.  Going back to what  Wesley So mentioned in his open letter is enough reason to do so.. quote and quote  “I am proud to be Filipino, and I will always be a Filipino at heart. I will never forget where I came from. “ –Wesley So

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